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Past articles by Sima:

Ontario NDP Vow To Bring Back Cap And Trade In New Environmental Platform

Andrea Horwath says the province needs the carbon pricing system to help fight climate change. → Read More

Ontario Police Officer Charged With Sexual Assault, Exploitation

The charges aren't linked to any on-duty activities. → Read More

Liberals Set Aside $2.75B In Promised Spending For Zero Emission Buses

The grant money is supposed to help cover the upfront cost of purchasing electric buses to replace the diesel-powered ones rumbling through Canadian streets. → Read More

Harper Gov't Approved Chinese Police-Owned Company Running Visa Centre: Blair

The minister said he assumes security authorities signed off on the arrangement. → Read More

Trudeau And Biden To Hold First Meeting Virtually On Tuesday

This will be the pair's first meeting since Biden defeated Trump and became president. → Read More

Canada-U.S. Border Closure Extended To March 21

The border has remained open for essential travel only through the pandemic. → Read More

Ford Recalls 8,800 Vehicles In Canada

The company says it will start notifying drivers affected by the recall the week of March 8. → Read More

Liberals Seek To Add Extra Weeks To EI, Emergency COVID-19 Benefits

The government plans to add 12 weeks of eligibility to the Canada Recovery Benefit and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit. → Read More

Ontario Will Likely Allow Toronto, Peel To Keep Current Restrictions In Place

Toronto and Peel have requested that current restrictions be kept in place until at least March 9. → Read More

Retirement-Home Operator Investigating After Residents' Door Handles Removed

Verve Senior Living says handles were removed from "a small number" of suites at White Cliffe Terrace. → Read More

Newfoundland Cancels In-Person Election Due To U.K. COVID Variant Spike

In-person voting was called off the night before the election. → Read More

Ontario Records First Case Of COVID-19 Variant That Emerged In Brazil

The patient recently returned from travelling to Brazil. → Read More

Dutch Suspect Accused Of Harassing Amanda Todd Extradited To Canada

Aydin Coban is now in custody in B.C. → Read More

Google, Facebook Will Need To Pay For News Under New Legislation: Minister

The promise comes as newspapers across the country are displaying blank front pages to highlight the “urgent” need for the companies to be paid for their work. → Read More

B.C. Host, Guests Receive $17,000 In Fines At Makeshift Home 'Nightclub'

Police launched an investigation after a witness called police to report a large party inside the downtown apartment. → Read More

Ontario's Mandatory Traveller Testing Will Kick In On Monday

International travellers will need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival. → Read More

Liberal Plan To Plant 2 Billion Trees Will Cost $2.78B More Than Expected: PBO

The tree-planting spree is supposed to start in the spring and cost $3.16 billion over that time, based on federal estimates. → Read More

Report On Rideau Hall Under Julie Payette Details Hostility, Humiliation In Workplace

The report is heavily redacted, primarily to protect participants’ privacy, and whole pages of details are blacked out or removed. → Read More

OPP: 3 Officers Charged, 4 Others Suspended Over Corruption Allegations

The charges and suspensions stemmed from an investigation first launched in October 2019. → Read More

Ontario Traveller Dies After Getting Lost On Vancouver-Area Mountain

21-year-old Nikki Donnelly was found on Friday after an overnight search. → Read More